Tuesday, March 06, 2007

besides painting...

Brrrrrrr...it was only 1 degree F this morning when I woke up, the wind chill a chilly 20 Below. A tad cold for March, even around here, so it's just as well I was stuck inside with a lot of painting yet to be done in the kitchen.
A few things I have fit in, recently, besides painting~
~some chocolate chip scones baked for midmorning tea, an important ritual.

~a Cath Kidston tea towel won on Ebay (seen tucked over the rocker cushion) which I am going to sew into a cushion cover.

~a clothespin/peg bag made from this retro-looking laundry print and added to the shop...

~a scrap of fabric sewn into a cover for one of those 3/$1 mini composition notebooks, which I love to keep in my purse for lists & note taking...

~another notebook cover sewn for a friend for a Valentine exchange last month~another opportunity to try out some of the decorative stitches on the new sewing machine...

And, I've actually progessed on my knitting project. After ripping out the design 2 or 3 times I have finally finished the front. The back and a sleeve are also finished, so only one sleeve to go~thank goodness!

Have a good day, friends!

31 comments:

  1. Those scones look super yummy! I've only ever seen fruit scones. Chocolate chip muffins are my favourite so I bet the scones taste amazing.

    Love those book covers, too!

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  2. Oh, so many pretty things! The Cath Kidston tea towel are amazing. I love the colours of it. The shades of blue are lovely. It will look great in a cushion. I did the same with a towel from Greengate. It turned out lovely. And the clothespin bag are great too, the fabric looks good for that thing. :) And ofcourse I adore your little note books, so romantic. :)

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  3. Once again, your blog photos are eye candy! I wanted to set myself down into that chair and gobble up the scone & tea, it looked too inviting! :)
    I am definitely going to make some bookcovers - they are lovely, and they change the whole thought of carrying around any old notebook.
    Great post today!

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  4. Very cozy morning you had :) I love scones! I love all your ideas, and it gave me the push to do something with my note books :)
    And the fabrics, OOOH!!

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  5. Everything looks so pretty! I feel like I could curl up on your wicker chair and enjoy the tea and scones. The notebook covers are a great idea! I think I may use that someday. The fabric in the clothespin bag is so unique.

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  6. Debbie, I hope it gets warm for you soon. You are a busy creative girl. Love the clothes peg bag and a beautiful fabric covered notebook. What a lucky girl !! xoxox Clarice

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  7. Scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam - yummy! You have some very pretty things!

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  8. Your scones look yummy. I adore the journal with the roses. That is really beautiful. xoxoxo

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  9. I hope it warms up soon! It sounds like you had a cozy morning and the scones look delicous! Everything looks beautiful, the journal is so pretty!!
    Kelli

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  10. Oh Debbie I love the cushion on the wicker chair and the fabric covered notebooks especially the one for your Valentine, so gorgeous! Those chocolate chips muffins do look delicious! Happy painting! xox

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  11. Your sewing machine did those stiches !!! wow.. I have just bought a sewing machine but it's just basic... Wish I had yours !

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  12. Lovely pictures! I especially love the notebook! :)

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  13. I love the way you did white on white stitching on the journal cover.....Very pretty!

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  14. You have such a wonderful eye and your projects are so inspiring, I love your blog.

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  15. I love clothes peg bags - yours made from the vintage fabric is gorgeous as are your fabric covered books! Great ideas.

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  16. I love that peg bag and your ironing table in the previous post, so individual.

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  17. The chair and the scones...how cozy and inviting, would go great with a wonderful book! Your bookcovers are delish, so so pretty!

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  18. I love your projects!! So soothing and spring like in this frigid weather! Lovely blog, I'll visit often!

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  19. You are always so busy, you must never procrastinate like me!! ! Super Lovely!

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  20. You are always so busy, you must never procrastinate like me!! ! Super Lovely!

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  21. I love your projects!! So soothing and spring like in this frigid weather! Lovely blog, I'll visit often!

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  22. I love that peg bag and your ironing table in the previous post, so individual.

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  23. I love clothes peg bags - yours made from the vintage fabric is gorgeous as are your fabric covered books! Great ideas.

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  24. You have such a wonderful eye and your projects are so inspiring, I love your blog.

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  25. I love the way you did white on white stitching on the journal cover.....Very pretty!

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  26. Oh Debbie I love the cushion on the wicker chair and the fabric covered notebooks especially the one for your Valentine, so gorgeous! Those chocolate chips muffins do look delicious! Happy painting! xox

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  27. Your scones look yummy. I adore the journal with the roses. That is really beautiful. xoxoxo

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  28. Scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam - yummy! You have some very pretty things!

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  29. Debbie, I hope it gets warm for you soon. You are a busy creative girl. Love the clothes peg bag and a beautiful fabric covered notebook. What a lucky girl !! xoxox Clarice

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  30. Very cozy morning you had :) I love scones! I love all your ideas, and it gave me the push to do something with my note books :)
    And the fabrics, OOOH!!

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  31. Those scones look super yummy! I've only ever seen fruit scones. Chocolate chip muffins are my favourite so I bet the scones taste amazing.

    Love those book covers, too!

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